Aavik Furniture ApS: What happened?

We are told ....

Danish manufacturer of hi-fi and AV furniture, stands and isolation platforms etc. under its own name and high end loudspeakers under the Eben Acoustics brand. Founded in Aalborg (Ålborg) in Nordjylland in April 1998 with the main person behind the company appearing to have been Lars Christensen (Nordost) although we are not 100% sure since we have not been able to get hold of the incorporation papers.

Typically their furniture products were wood veneer on MDF bases with aluminium tubing and spike contacts to the floor although they were also sold without spikes, with a variety of finishes available including a gorgeous black and grey piano lacquer finishes, the company also sold isolation cones both generic variants usable with any hi-fi and others that were sold specifically as upgrades to their stands and racks.

Their loudspeakers were in some ways a more interesting proposition however, they were called the "X-Series" and were designed by British based Russell P. Kauffmann (ex-Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) salesman, later with Morel Acoustics) and were fairly run off the mill standmounters with drivers from Morel, the 2 models we know of were the X2 and the X3, both are front ported 2 way, 5 driver units that featured one soft-dome tweeter with 4 midrange drivers, with the more dearer X3 having them in a D'Appolito configuration and sporting 140mm drives while the X2 had a more conventional setup of a tweeter on top of an array and had 120mm drivers. These speakers were sold in Norway as the Adyton X2 and X3, BTW but the Adyton company has since started making speakers of their own design.

The company goes out of business in 2002 and is dissolved by 2003 but Hr. Christensen has maintained ownership of the company's internet domain although that has been mostly empty now for a decade, he has also occasionally traded under the Eben Acoustics name. The last of the loudspeaker stocks were sold as Adyton designs in 2003.

Note that the Raidho company run by Michael Børresen (Now with Dantax) appears to be a wholly separate concern and their use of the Eben trademark either been a coincidence or having been with permission from Hr. Christensen (They use cables from him), but the designs of the Raidho made Eben speakers bears no resemblance to the Aavik made ones.

Spares & service : You should be able to use stock Morel drivers and driver parts as replacements, the crossovers are fairly simple and should be easily repaired using common parts, the internal wiring uses Nordost cables which are still available in similar configurations, no spares appear to be available for the stands and racks.

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